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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This one counts...or not.

I agree, just because you don't experience the scene does not mean you don't love the music, but that was not the question that was posed. The question, as I understand it was, not could you appreciate or love the band or music for what it was, but "what percentage of actually being there could you experience". My answer remains 0%.

While I love all sorts of different music,I still can't tell you how it was to actually see Miles, or Led Zepplin, or Cream, or any other number of bands live. I can only imagine what it was like to be in the crowd at a Beatles concert, with all those screaming, fainting fans. Seeing videos and hearing the concerts does not make me feel like I was there.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 19, 2007 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This one counts...or not.

Crap. Call me dumb.

Just reading the responses, and only glanced at the question.

Like all good screwups, I say: "what a fucked up question!"

Half in jest--but really, not sure what is meant if literal ("what percentage of being there can you achieve if you were not there?" Or do I still have it wrong? Cause what you are writing, PG, makes a lot of sense to me, so you must be "seeing" the question better than I...maybe it is in reference to the ever elusive "it").

Oh yeah, I also change my answer, like all good screwups when given a second chance, to 0%.

Just as you cannot "know" it by watching a film of "it" or reading about "it" (which I believe; you know something important, BUT different; it is secondary and derived).

This post was modified by William Tell on 2007-09-19 20:56:05

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This one counts...or not.

O.k. simple ?...aw forget it....this forum is just like a show...lots of far out people with kind hearts and smokin' music.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 19, 2007 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This one counts...or not.

Hey Solo--hope you know I was kidding...I really did read the question wrong.

It was most defn a cool thread, and I just wandered off the subject...